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the mideast quartet meets in washington hoping to jumpstart the stalled israeli palestinian peace talks that's a four decade long conflict drags on. wiki leaks founder julian assange is a fresh appeal against extradition and london's high court on occasions that sweden is nothing more than a staging post to the u.s. .
twenty four hours a day this is r.t. welcome to the program. must across russia as the country mourns the victims of its worst accidents in three decades almost sixty people have been officially confirmed dead around seventy bodies remain trapped on the water a. pleasure cruise assange king of all the river there are plenty of time to start on sunday rescuers say the chances of finding more survivors are remote. joins us now with the story so the total number of victims is believed to be close to hundred thirty tragedies a terrible shock to nations that. they . are. but with the family and friends. and of course with the
relatives who would. have been the way to think. of the people they still have been able to bring. this tragedy such. around the country and indeed around the world. by. him in russia at the. table defense counsel to never be. involved in this little safety. so the hope of finding anyone else alive has faded down as you say the anguish is unimaginable really what more can you tell us from seeing. we did fifty nine people . and i think a lot of reporting. that they have to bring to the surface around thirty forty is
the food the the children that we've heard the tragic story that they got trapped in the games but as we said incredibly disturbing but the friends and family who are still waiting for news and of course that now the news that they were once and they were hoping they would pray that there would be some good news but as we said the dogs are still working to achieve those bodies of a truck but i don't really try to get all of them or worse because of the number of children involved because a lot of people now think that it could have been avoided there were a number of incidents loopholes that led to this happening with the voting high capacity four hundred forty four the number that we've heard now is around two hundred eight all balled up first the what is the present the fate of the only good morning also for the first day here into the truck stop just unacceptable the fate
that old it was built in the one nine hundred fifty five or allowed to travel all the water which will not my colleague tom parsons has been down to the state and we look more into the loopholes that could have been shifted to the thinking about the charge to be on the fold on sunday. and tragedy. means a bit there are three of them in the cabin my son my daughter in law and my grandson my son said he tried to open the cabin door holding his child when the waves crashed into them and he lost grip of my grandson he so he swim towards the light and made it out alive but i can't find my grandson or daughter in law. now amidst the grief comes the anger and the questions are genuine if you do your job you don't understand anything. area pleasure boat sank in just three minutes on sunday now some people are saying it should never have been on the volga at all that they will stay in the morgue area past those two hours before it looked an
awful condition of their donor pretty boy it's going to show before it sort of i would never have been allowed to say that growing evidence seems to point to gross mismanagement on the vessel including a broken engine ignored by the captain and blocked emergency exits. were used to work on and it was called the ukraine more and more people complained so they just changed the name to bulgaria and couldn't sounds always praise god for saving them every time they got off. the vessel was first built in one nine hundred fifty five and as recently as last month was given official clearance to sail. despite this rescue teams say it was hopelessly outdated the crew there was working in town and they noticed water coming in through the windows at such a pace the boat went down very quickly now president medvedev has ordered wide ranging checks saying there are many more bull gary is out there the number of
decrepit barges cruising along our waterways is enormous and the fact that we were lucky before yesterday doesn't mean anything like that couldn't have happened all of this will come to the fore when the ship itself is raised to the surface for investigation but it's the how ring accounts of what happened on the weekend pleasure cruise that tell the real story. is that people were basically buried alive in china matthew coffin we managed to get out through the windows i was there with my ten year old daughter i couldn't rescue her she swallowed too much water when i was pulled out i realized my child was gone rescue workers will continue their efforts throughout the coming hours and days but hope has now gone they will find anyone else alive leaving just the shock and grief tom watson r.t. of all go back to central russia. well coming up in a permit a few minutes
a drawn out decision for own city really are some loss of what to do with the term concentrate and whether it's with a different tree sit down though. the middle east peace corps heads made up of russia america the u.n. and the e.u. is gathered in washington and attempt to revive stool israeli palestinian peace talks meeting comes at no point organisations between israel and the u.s. not the presence of obama spoken freyberg return to establish pre nine hundred sixty seven borders. as well. so he's a palestinian and since declared much of it has its own. quarter of a key u.n. vote one officially recognizing it as a sovereign state something stronger close by israel and that you can explain why there is such urgency to see the talks take off. the quartet has met at a time when its efforts as the global mediator in the middle east peace process are
largely seen as in effect that there is a sense that cost for negotiations alone are not enough in fact they've reached the end and we that ily are to negotiate a solution palestinians plan to seek a vote by the u.n. general assembly in september recognizing the state of palestine and that adds urgency to the meeting of the quartet as some analysts say could be the last chance for the global mediators to prove their efficiency before the possible vote in september the vice international community which it most certainly will there is a vision that all cortex members share and that is a two state solution for these three weeks and the palestinians and the starting point for those negotiations have to be the pre-one nine hundred sixty seven border line split piece release find the near mentioning of nine hundred sixty seven water lines unacceptable the palestinians on the other hand demand israel stop building settlements on the occupied territories demands which israel. morris so it's a snowball of conditions that have resulted in
a decade's old impasse the two sides have not been able to come to a solution and the hope always was that war powers could mediate a peaceful outcome but even though the quartet members say they want to see two independent states eventually they have not been united in how they see the path to the solution the u.s. for example blocks every year by an attempt to influence the situation take the settlements the obama administration has called the israelis that elements expansion illegitimate but when it came to actually voting at the u.n. security council to condemn the settlement expansion is illegal the u.s. veto the resolution analysts say the fact that israel is the protectorate of the united states makes it hard to expect a balanced approach from washington whereas russia is seen by many as the more impartial mediator moscow has held consultations with both these really authorities and the palestinian authorities many times hearing out their complains their grievances because the palestinian vote voice is virtually blocked in the u.s.
the leadership is labeled as terrorists here and experts say mediation is next to impossible when you refused to talk to one of the sites. well being brian becker national coordinator of the antiwar ansa coalition says the little chance of a peaceful resolution as long as the u.s. continues to fashion its policies around is really interests. there are different different desires different agendas within a court ted from the u.s. government point of view the purpose of these renewed hearts is to put pressure on the palestinian authority which have received nothing from the israelis and nothing from the americans during the past years seen israeli settlements growing and expanding its way to president obama's promise that there's there would be a halt a freeze and settlement construction in the west bank and spite of the fact that the siege of gaza has taken so much in spite of the fact that the israelis are claiming all drew some for themselves so the american government in particular
which is the primary sponsor of israel which gives israel three billion dollars a year the largest recipient of of u.s. foreign aid they realize that israel could become increasingly isolated so they're trying to come up with some solution where the solution is not acceptable to the broad mass of the palestinian people because it means giving up the rate of return and giving all of jerusalem to israel and allowing these west bank settlements to continue so there's between a rock and a hard place they need a settlement but as long as they're following the israeli agenda or supporting the israeli agenda which has its own narrow. aims to gobble up more and more palestinian territory there can't be a resolution. just hours before the middle east quartet could be in washington is really introduced makes it a crime for its citizens to boycott them and so i promised him during the war has already been criticised for violating free speech and stifling democracy things.
the vote was passed in late monday by a vote of ninety seven in favor and fifty eight against it is not a boon to protect the state of israel through boycotts and essentially what it allows is for any kind of signal system one based business to suit for damages is rabies morning so boycotts a new presupposes finds if the people there is not israelis he or she can also be prevented from barred from entering this country can what is interesting is that the legal adviser for the knesset the israeli parliament is himself against this bill he has called it borderline illegal and this is a symptom and that is echoed by human rights organizations and civil parliamentarians they say that it is anti democracy it is anti federman speech and people really should be allowed to fulfil boycotts of both the occupied territories and the sears laments the head of the peace now movement has said that the israeli government is trying to act to quote him as the huge police and the peace now and
other human rights organizations plan to kill this decision in the israeli high coolidge. for. more stories on our website about to go it's a slow news blogs and videos here's just some of what you think. the shady circumstances surrounding the death of a high profile prosecutor shot himself in the workplace. alcohol. industry tries out the potential of this car race and some forced things and dishonest. french parliament. extension. in their view the government says it's determined to
push the fight to colonel gadhafi but some experts believe a ground invasion is the only option. well you can not tell me which. books is like bragging they'll destroy the republicans they're often wrong and get a nasty surprise i. french foreign minister palin should pay both did france would win libya in quote days or weeks the war's into a fourth month and the final round inside nicolas sarkozy with his western allies seen shocked the little opponents fighting back well it's not just an environment it's an embarrassment for all nato for the whole west piracy even admits libya's rebels those weapons are going to terrorists. will return some somalia. went to libya for training within the last two or three
years that's documented we have the fly record and everything else so it seems strange and many ways the whole western support of some of the rebel groups in libya must be questioned but in some cases i think we are effectively arming al-qaeda. it's all making a mockery of the un vote on foreign intervention in the country. giving. another. witness is made of libya's causing widespread atrocities every line of military personnel that was supposedly a casualty there were ten civilians frauds categorically ruled out sending grilled troops but experts predict is the only way you know to break the libyan deadlock the moves the splits
a good nato coalition silvio berlusconi head of keep italy admits invading libya was a mistake and did a study. the fridge defense minister says the brittle should negotiate with the world to get that feeling this is a man that they already indicted in the international court so technically i mean from a legal point of view it's even possible what they say they're saying now and a person accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity is a suitable partner in negotiations i mean and of course our media here are not the ones who are going to pose these critical certainly not in france to debate the president on the contrary russia abstained the un's vote. would bring havoc in libya to pay said the latest troops who killed supports love rothwell quote lloyd leaders diplomats speak for
a blazing row. with elections just annoying months away psagot it voices that a successful war could resurrect his chances instead one paper writes libya's becoming a slow motion call crash for france's deeply unpopular president. is easy jogging for excessive sweating is. understandable this is libyan spring is turning into a marathon and the new bush will see paris. has been concealing the real number of civilian casualties in libya ever since the operation started that's according to independent journalists hearing says it's being done to hide the real motive behind it can campaign full scale rewrite of the region's political map consider the interview later this hour but here's a preview. indeed starting from the moment it was decided to launch this operation the lives of civilians were not taken into account everything
we used to see in the middle east is not transpiring in this region and this is just the beginning it is rather a question of the rearrangement of history. we are yet to see a series of wars it will get your listees nato keeps line here recently which is surprising because during the war in the past or what nato would normally like only to conceal its mistakes time has been done not to conceal mistakes but you can see all the strategy. hundreds of angry government supporters have attacked the american and french embassies in the syrian capital damascus broke windows on the compound and raise the syrian flag responding to the incident u.s. secretary of state clinton said the syrian government has lost legitimacy and the rest comes in response to the controversial visit of american and french envoys position going into the area months of protests in syria president bashar assad to
resign political writer paul farmer says the west and the situation. there are lots of security barriers if you know where the embassy is. on the ground in damascus so it will probably had a bit of. let's put it that way but i think when you focus on the bigger picture over here. and i think this is indicative of. by the u.s. and france. to sort of do a bit of face saving exercise and appear as if they're on the good side in syria. and i actually i wouldn't be surprised if some of the demonstrators were actually there and genuinely by anger because that's the sort of intrusion that nobody can tolerate i think what we need to look at is that there is a blatant intervention by the american and french governments at
least if they were fully aware of what their ambassadors were doing in a very fluid dynamics tuition on the ground in syria. we can expound that you know sons will be back in london's high court today to fight extradition to sweden where he's wanted for questioning a sexual assault allegations the australian and his supporters here handed over to swedish authorities won't be low points or so behind bars in the us parties or any . seven months since julian ourselves was released on bail he returns to the high court to appeal his extradition if he fails will be sent to sweden within ten days but many believe his feet won't touch the ground and next stop america i think. the worry is that sweeney which in the past has extradited people to america with a minimum of fuss with my röst was seen as
a possible you know thought to bring water awaits him in the us is this. really ought to be. used earlier the notorious neo conservative group helped the swedish prime minister friedrich reinfeldt win reelection last year and there's another glaring link in the shape of lawyer thomas bloodstream his firms representing the two women bringing the sex charges against us in two thousand and one he was minister of justice and is alleged to have helped turned over to asylum seekers suspected by the cia of terror they were sent to egypt and allegedly tortured he might well want to stop wiki leaks from functioning the question about neutrality became even even clearer thanks to some of the documents from exactly wiki leaks there is a willingness to. do the ariens of the united states over many years
from. questions of. making asylum seekers in sweden vailable to the cia's readies is particularly strong now with a raid leaning government in sweden sweden want on sex crime charges the u.s. is reportedly preparing an espionage case and it suits nor nato member sweden just fine to be a conduit in this case and in others. all the benefits. being an intelligence partner of the united states without the baggage of being in nato sweden seen as an easier way for the u.s. to get their hands on our songs particularly after it requested the extradition of gary mckinnon from britain which so far hasn't been granted but critics say the u.k. is just as much with the u.s. and sweden trying to. represent u.s. foreign policy in europe and. target and politically and economically through.
a very unfortunate as today that sells goes back to court in london he'll have an eye on the british justice system which could save him from being extradited to the other i will be firmly fixed on this we did a country that insisted it's a new trial as he was turning asylum seekers they get to the u.s. the allegedly to be tortured only as solo's and his staff that wiki leaks know what we did it's got to hide your enemies what's he done to. some other stories making headlines around the world this hour. in chile nearly forty five thousand workers from the world's largest. going on strike protesting against a government plan to cut jobs in. the state. they see as a step towards. the firm estimates its losses from the twenty. one million dollars this company has faced many decades to so threatening to it seems
the. most prominent have reportedly termino the natural gas pipeline to. recent months previous just over a week ago so. happened in the northern part of. the border with israel. ok up next the latest on the other business with here. thank you carrie hello and welcome to business r c thanks for joining us russia's largest lenders to bring out with this called a research hub because trees answer to silicon valley will host burbank's i.t. cluster and the r. and d. are also involves setting up one of the world's largest data processing centers. this will help it become one of the most technologically advanced buying slow billy
learned as c.e.o. governing growth lines the terms of the deal. we are living to maintain the produce bodges withdrawn seven hundred to eight hundred million dollars bond will build two and a half years. let's have a look at the markets right now all is continuing to lose ground amid stronger dollar and concerns about global demand that's all speculation in europe sovereign debt crisis is deepening brand blood is trading at close to one hundred seventeen dollars per barrel while the to reach the i is around ninety four dollars per barrel. asian markets just rising sharply for us losses investors are alarmed with the possible spread of the european sovereign debt crisis to eataly and spain financials are among the hardest hit concerns about chinese military tightening are also weighing on property shares in hong kong meanwhile resource stocks are under
pressure following a slide in commodities european debt woes have pushed the euro lower to the yen which is waiting on exporters in talk here and so a corporation is down almost three percent. two hours ahead to the opening bell in moscow the russian markets finished monday's session in the red on negative news from abroad. right now let's take a look at the individual movies on the my six week a crude push to energy majors lower gas from last more than one percent trying. make it come out is also declined but have better than the market and this is our reporter over scenario aims to invest a three hundred million dollars to upgrade the company's metal production and implement and other technologies. and that market will just say russian stock exchanges will be tracking international news flow and that's a major lack of stronger mastic needs to guide sentiment and alexander crappy code from britain's capita capital says all eyes are on us corporate reports.
to. action reports from the us companies big banks will be reporting warming or july fourteenth. will be important because the company will be missing a target spot i don't think. the guidance for there were a risk of the year can be really negative and this will be different but i don't think that there will be a lot of positives of support for the market members coming. here appreciate of course we're back with more business news in just under an hour's time stuart so the headlines with kerry up next.